Jennifer Isherwood

Coordinator of Grant and Research Development
Phone: 207.581.2301

152 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Bio: In 2012, Jennifer Isherwood began assisting University of Maine College of Engineering faculty with research and education proposals. She started doing the same for the College of Education and Human Development faculty in January 2016.

While with the College of Engineering, Jennifer was part of a team that wrote and won a science and engineering education proposal for a $735,000 project from the National Science Foundation, “Engineering Innovative Solutions to Storm Water Problems Through Diverse Community Participation.” She has directly assisted in successful proposals totaling more than $2.5 million for the College of Engineering. Since 2012, she has helped submit over $83M in proposals, including collaborations with the COEHD.

Jennifer helps researchers support and improve their work with grant funding. She works on connecting faculty with the right funding opportunities, communicating funding options, proposal writing and editing, and easing the entire proposal submission process. She works to increase both the number and quality of proposal submissions and the degree of inter-disciplinary collaboration. These efforts include networking faculty members for discussions, guiding those discussions toward actionable steps, arranging colloquia and tours, or simply recommending new and unexpected funding programs or collaborations.

M.P.A. in Environmental Policy, 2000, University of Maine (magna cum laude)
B.A. Natural Sciences/Humanities with Philosophy concentration, 1993, Messiah College, Grantham, PA (cum laude)

Sample publications

  • Musavi, M., W. Friess, C. James, and J. Isherwood. (2018). Changing the Face of STEM with Stormwater Research. International Journal of STEM Education, 5:2.
  • Musavi, M., A. Abedi, J. Vetelino, J. Peckenham, and J. Isherwood. (2015). Attracting High School Female and Underrepresented Minorities to STEM. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC ’15), March 2015: IEEE.
  • Isherwood, J. (1998). Avian Food-Storing Behavior: A Review. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 71(2): 66- 72.